New Photography Exhibition in Blondin Park

Local group’s work on display in outdoor gallery

The group's photos displayed by the path. Picture: Angelika Berndt

August 31, 2023

The work of a group of local photographers is going on display in Blondin Park (W5 4UR)on the border of Ealing and Brentford.

It is a relaunch of the outdoor gallery with a new exhibition by the Ealing London Independent Photographers (LIP) group.

Commissioned by The Blondin Consortium, fourteen local photographers have spent the summer documenting the life of the Park and come up with fresh angles on how the community make use of the space and facilities there.

A group of dog walkers in Blondin Park
A group of dog walkers in Blondin Park. Picture: Carolyn Fallek

Dog walkers, Morris dancers and a range of nature all feature.

Blondin Park is named after Charles Blondin, the French tightrope walker famous for crossing the Niagara Gorge, who lived locally. His legacy is still alive today thanks to Nick Piovanelli, a local performer who is included in the exhibition too.

A tightrope theme ties to the history of the park. Picture: Jonny Baker
A tightrope theme ties to the history of the park. Picture: Jonny Baker

The gallery is free to everyone to enjoy and work out where in the Park the photographs were taken.

An arcade of trees in Blondin Park
An arcade of trees in Blondin Park. Picture: Edmond Terakopian

The exhibition will be featured in this year's BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) in September. It's another outdoor venue for the group's work, in addition to Ealing Unlocked on the facade of Ealing police station which is still available to view.

Blondin Park morris dancers
Blondin Park morris dancers. Picture: Sean McDonnell

Ealiing LIP meets and exhibits regularly and it welcomes new members from any background, amateurs or professionals, just people who enjoy photography.

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